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Date: 06/21/22 06:30
Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: Asheville_G

After a jam packed first day in Montana we overnighted in Bozeman and set the alarm early for day 2, Saturday June 11th.

Photo #1:  BNSF #8076 east screams through the control point at East Bozeman early Saturday morning under stormy skies.

Photo #2:  BNSF #8076 snakes through one of the many s-curves on the eastbound approach to Bozeman.

Photo #3:  BNSF #8076 crests the summit at Bozeman Pass, at the EE West End signals.




 








Date: 06/21/22 06:35
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: Asheville_G

After learning that there was an "ML" called at Helena, MT to come east, we headed for Lombard Canyon in an attempt to intercept them there.

Photo #4:  The "ML" sweeps around the curve at East Lombard, MT (with the abandoned Milwaukee Road pacific extension in the distance

Photo #5The "ML" rolls into Lombard Canyon.

Photo #6:  We exited the canyon and headed back east towards Bozeman to intercept the ML working Bozeman Yard.  Photo #6 is the ML passing the signals at East Bozeman.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/22 14:42 by Asheville_G.








Date: 06/21/22 06:43
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: Asheville_G

While the ML worked Bozeman yard we headed for the summit after hearing dispatch mention that the Livingston helpers were coming all the way to Bozeman pushing a WB.  

Photo #7:  MRL helpers at West End.

Photo #8:  After both trains met at West Bozeman it was time to follow the ML over the summit.  The Livingston pushers shove the ML at the summit of Bozeman (West End).

Photo #9:  After the ML arrive at the Hump switch in Livingston, a WB BNSF departed, seen here grinding up the hill between Livingston and Muir.

 








Date: 06/21/22 06:49
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: Asheville_G

We elected to head east to Helena to spend the night.  We had heard that the previous days "LM" was called at 1500 to head over Mullan Pass, and the weather seemed to be improving.  We rolled the dice and went to Tobin.

Photo #10:  The "LM" starts it's climb up Mullan Pass at Tobin.

Photo #11:  Drone shot of the "LM" near Austin.

Photo #12:  Drone shot of the "LM" crossing Skyline trestle.

Thanks for taking at look at "Day 2".

Grady McKinley
Asheville, NC








Date: 06/21/22 09:33
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: Ritzville

Another excellent series for Day 2 in Montana! Very enjoyable!

Larry



Date: 06/21/22 09:50
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: TCnR

Excellent series definitely. Nice work.
Looks like you did your homework and brought along some nice cloud backgrounds as well.
t4p.



Date: 06/21/22 10:35
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: bmarti7

Amazing series. Thanks for sharing another great outing along America's most scenic railroad.

PCBill



Date: 06/21/22 10:57
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: jgilmore

Another great bunch, acutally love the photos under cloudy weather due to the richer color and saturation...

JG



Date: 06/21/22 16:19
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: bobk

Awesome series!!



Date: 06/21/22 16:21
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: jmbreitigan

Ground & aerial photos are outstanding. The clouds really add to your pictures.
John



Date: 06/22/22 04:25
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: robj

Great view of a wonderful area.

Bob

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Date: 06/22/22 07:57
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: SP8595

Awesome series!



Date: 06/22/22 09:51
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: santafe199

Great stuff, in very familiar territory. Almost makes me wanna still be up in the Big Sky...

Lance/199



Date: 06/22/22 13:52
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



Date: 06/22/22 18:40
Re: Montana (Day 2) Saturday June 11th, 2022
Author: jrpoland

Awesome shots!

Joel Poland
Columbus, NE



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